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Oak Research Continues to Yield New Precision Oenology Tools

Oak Research Continues to Yield New Precision Oenology Tools

The phenolic and aromatic compounds affecting wine profiles make up only 5-10% of untoasted oak, and those compounds can vary widely not just between oak species and forest locations, but even more between individual trees. With such a high individual variance, “it is practically impossible to create two barrels that impact a wine’s profile in […]

By April 24, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
USA Wine Ratings: Wines Judged on Quality, Value and Packaging

USA Wine Ratings: Wines Judged on Quality, Value and Packaging

The newly announced USA Wine Ratings will take place in San Francisco, California on July 23-24, 2018. The event is already generating buzz within the wine industry because this awards competition will use an entirely new benchmark for judging wines. In contrast to the traditional wine scoring system, which only rewards winemaking ability, the new scoring system of the USA Wine Ratings will use a weighting of three different criteria: Quality, Value and Packaging.

Custom Crush Facility Couples State of the Art Equipment with Unique DTC Opportunity

Custom Crush Facility Couples State of the Art Equipment with Unique DTC Opportunity

Imagine a world where you can have it all. You are able to craft beautiful, high-end artisan wines in a pristine, well run production facility that delivers a perfect expression of the fruit every time. When your vintage is ready for bottling and distribution, you can activate your carefully cultivated mailing list and invite your […]

An Agency Created Just for You

An Agency Created Just for You

We bring brands to life through beautiful packaging, engaging digital media, and enticing retail environments. The result: a seamless brand experience across all major touch points. How do we do that? Read on.

Custom Crush Winery Adds Hospitality and DTC Services for Clients

Custom Crush Winery Adds Hospitality and DTC Services for Clients

“Sugarloaf Crush offers a top-of-the-line production environment, but the added hospitality services are the clincher,” says winemaker Ted Weisser, who makes his Satyre brand at Sugarloaf and is now spearheading the new Sonoma Vintners Studio at Sugarloaf Crush.

Wine Industry Conference to Explore Impact of Cannabis in Central Coast

Wine Industry Conference to Explore Impact of Cannabis in Central Coast

When Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana on November 8, 2016, there may have been a common assumption among many that pot smokers and wine drinkers belonged to two distinctly different social groups. But as counties and other municipalities throughout the state continue to grapple with the regulations around marijuana cultivation and sales, strong evidence […]

Message for Wine Industry on Effective Marketing: “It’s Not All About the Wine”

Message for Wine Industry on Effective Marketing: “It’s Not All About the Wine”

Elizabeth “E” Slater may be small in stature (she’s 4’ 10”), but she packs a wallop of a message for the wine industry on sharpening its focus with direct to consumer (DTC) sales and customer service. Slater created her company In Short Direct Marketing in 1994 when, as she says, “wineries were just beginning to […]

Grow Your Bulk & Private Label Business in USA

Grow Your Bulk & Private Label Business in USA

Book Before March 20 and Get 2 Day Conference Pass Included. This year’s International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show will focus on ways that market participants can increase their overall profitability The 2018 International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show (IBWSS) in San Francisco will give participants from around the world a unique hands-on opportunity to learn how […]

Dialing in Precision Gas Management with JUCLAS’ New MASTERMIND® REMOVE PLUS System

Dialing in Precision Gas Management with JUCLAS’ New MASTERMIND® REMOVE PLUS System

JUCLAS is proud to announce the release of their new gas management system, MASTERMIND® REMOVE PLUS, which allows the winemaker to remove dissolved oxygen from wine – as well as the addition or removal of dissolved CO2 – without having to sparge. This fully automatic, membrane-based process is done in a closed system so no […]

By March 5, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Inspired Oenological Staves Deliver Precision and Consistent Results

Inspired Oenological Staves Deliver Precision and Consistent Results

Building on 20 years of innovation and expertise in the interaction between oak and wine, Vivelys has expanded their oak solutions range with the new Boisé Inspiration staves. A world leader in technical oenological oak and a pioneer in precision oenology, Boisé is renowned for their quality and ability to innovate. The development and production […]

New Precision Carbonation System from VA Filtration

New Precision Carbonation System from VA Filtration

VA Filtration has just introduced its new precision carbonation system at the Unified Symposium. The PreCarb system, called the Carbonator, is a diffusion-based CO2 addition system that allows the winemaker precise control over the level of CO2 in wine, cider, or beer. “The biggest difference this machine offers is the precise level of CO2 you […]

Bottle Design Company “Keeps the Dream Alive” in Napa with State of the Art Etching Services

Bottle Design Company “Keeps the Dream Alive” in Napa with State of the Art Etching Services

When Stu McFarland teamed up with his brother in law to do wine bottle designs in a repurposed chicken coop nearly 26 years ago, he probably couldn’t have envisioned the way that endeavor would grow and prosper.

Winemakers Weigh in on the Benefits of OENODIA’s STARS

Winemakers Weigh in on the Benefits of OENODIA’s STARS

Oenodia is one of the world’s leading specialists in membrane-based treatments with their STARSStab technology for fast, efficient Tartrate stabilization and pH Adjustment. Their newest addition to their STARS Line, STARSXF, provides an additional solution combining both Crossflow Microfiltration along with Tartrate stabilization in one single pass. The STARSStab technology utilizes Electrodialysis to safely stabilize […]

The ongoing evolution of Thermoflash technology at DELLA TOFFOLA

The ongoing evolution of Thermoflash technology at DELLA TOFFOLA

DELLA TOFFOLA is a familiar and well-respected supplier within the wine and beverage industry world-wide. In business since the 1960s, DELLA TOFFOLA designs and manufactures high-quality equipment for wine processing, filtration and packaging and has grown from it’s modest Italian roots to eight manufacturing plants and branch offices across six continents, including DELLA TOFFOLA USA, […]

SGP Packaging and Verallia U.S.A. are one in the same.

SGP Packaging and Verallia U.S.A. are one in the same.

Verallia is a global glass packaging company focused on innovative and creative glass solutions for the food and beverage industry. For over 300 years, Verallia has made customized, high-quality glass solutions to meet consumers’ needs while being environmentally friendly in the process. SGP Packaging is the U.S. division of the company, changing their brand to […]